- Bola Babarinde is still alive according to the APC South Africa chapter
- The party claims news of the chairman's death is misleading
- Going further, it urged all publishers that have published the story to retract their report
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Following reports that the South African chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost its chairman, Bola Babarinde, to the cold hands of death, the party has denied the news and subsequently called it misleading.
This was disclosed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by Sani David, the national publicity secretary of the chapter.
He said Bolarinde was still alive contrary to misleading media report of his death.
Going further, the party urged various media organisations who may have published the false and misleading report of the death of its chairman to kindly retract such reports.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that in a notice obtained by news outlet, Nigerians living in South Africa who want to come home despite the restriction on air travel will have to pay a sum of $840 (N325,920) to board a chartered flight.
According to the newspaper, the latest development was made known by the Consulate General of Nigeria in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday, June 3.
It should be noted that the date for possible evacuation from the foreign country has not been made known. However, interested Nigerians are expected to send in confirmation mail to the embassy latest on Thursday, June 4.
“Economy is $840, Business class is $1,350. Child fare is the same as adult fare. Infants under two years of age fly free. Prevailing parallel market USD/NGN rate will be used,” the notice by the High Commission said.
The notice also asked Nigerians to register on time as a condition to be considered for the flight. Also, they would have to pay for the Covid-19 test in South Africa before they leave.
The test would also have to be done five days before the slated date for the evacuation process.
Should any of the prospective evacuees tests positive, they would not be airlifted. Before boarding the flight, those considered will have to have one surgical face mask and hand sanitizer that have to use during flight, at meal time, and arrival.
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